Co-published in association with Big Picture Learning. Measuring Noncognitive Variables: Improving Admissions, Success, and Retention for Underrepresented Students is written for admissions professionals, counselors, faculty and advisers who admit, teach, or work with students during the admissions process and post-enrollment period. It brings together theory, research and practice related to noncognitive variables in a practical way by using assessment methods provided at no cost. Noncognitive variables have been shown to correlate with the academic success of students of all races, cultures, and backgrounds. Noncognitive variables include personal and social dimensions, adjustment, motivation, and student perceptions, rather than the traditional verbal and quantitative areas (often called cognitive) typically measured by standardized tests.Key Features include:* Models that raise concepts related to innovation, diversity and racism in proactive ways* Examples of admission and post-enrollment applications that show how schools and programs can use noncognitive variables in a variety of ways * Additional examples from foundations, professional associations, and K-12 programs* An overview of the limitations of traditional assessment methods such as admission tests, grades, and courses takenEducation professionals involved in the admissions process will find this guide effectively informs their practice. This guide is also appropriate as a textbook in a range of courses offered in Higher Education and Student Affairs Masters and PhD programs.
|Publisher:||Stylus Publishing, LLC|
|Series:||Engaged Research and Practice for Social Justice in Education Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
William Sedlacek is Professor Emeritus at the University of Maryland.
Table of Contents
Foreword by David KalsbeekPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1) The Innovation Process2) Traditional Admissions Measures3) Noncognitive Measures4) Self-Concept and Realistic Self-Appraisal5) Understands and Knows How to Navigate the System and Racism6) Long-Term Goals, Strong Support Person, Leadership, Community, and Nontraditional Learning7) Additional Measures of Diversity8) The Waves of Change Find Many Shores9) The FutureExhibit 1Appendices ReferencesIndex